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Re: Forgotten root password HELP

On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 09:31:07PM +0100, Patrick Kirk wrote
> Thanks one and all.  I tried two approaches:
> - at LILO prompt I typed linux init=/bin/bash.  This failed because the /
> partition mounted read-only
> - used Toms Rescue Disk.   This allowed me to edit /etc/passwd and
> /etc/shadow.  Success!

In case there's a next time, you should be able to
remount the root partition rw with
# mount -o remount,rw -n /

John P.
"Oh - I - you know - my job is to fear everything." - Bill Gates in Denmark

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